The distribution of samples used in the study. [Image Source: PNAS]

Analysis of genetic data has revealed a previously unknown wave of migration from India to Australia.

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Cilantro (also called coriander) is commonly used in many cuisines across the world. Different populations, however, often have sharply contrasting perceptions of its taste.

Genetic data from Europeans tells us that differences in our smell receptors could explain why people have sharply divisive responses to the taste of the herb cilantro.

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Photo courtesy of Bret Pasch.

A singing mouse is being studied to identify the functions of a gene that plays a role in human language. Of mice and men, indeed!

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The Woolly Mammoth is making a comeback promise scientists. They plan to resurrect the giant using an Indian elephant as the surrogate mother. Gear yourself for a return to the prehistoric times.

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Google plans to store large amounts of DNA data online, making it freely available for researchers.

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